A sport of H. 'High Fat Cream',
this cultivar was registered by
Peter Ruh of Ohio in 1992. It
becomes a large size hosta at a
height of about 2 feet with a width of around 5 feet. Medium
lavender flowers bloom from mid-July into August on 3 foot tall
The Hostapedia by Mark Zilis (2009), "...provides a bright splash of
color to the shade garden. Like 'Golden Fascination' (out of
'Fascination'), most clumps of 'High Fat Cream' eventually
become this gold-leaved cultivar."
An article about H. 'Golden Guernsey' by Warren I. Pollock in
Hosta Journal (1996 Vol. 27 No. 1) states that, "It was
know for some time as 'Golden High Fat Cream', but this is an invalid name
(at the time)...The 1992 registration was spelled 'Golden Gurnsey', an
Ruh requested that change to 'Golden Guernsey'...Guernsey is
a Channel Island in the English Channel."